Four National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants have surrendered before security forces in Tripura.
During preliminary interrogation, it has come to light that the four cadres joined the outlawed outfit NLFT in 2018 and 2019. They received training in Bangladesh camp. The statement said, “The extremists told the police officials that they realised that their so called fight for independence of Tripura is totally a farce attempt and has no future prospect towards overall development of tribal people of the state." The statement further added, “Presently, the NLFT outfit has been facing serious financial and organisational crisis. They also got fed up with the group due to shifting farming and other hard fatigue duties at the behest of their leaders who are enjoining luxurious lifestyles."
According to a media report, The Bangladesh-trained militants fled from a camp of the outfit in the neighbouring country on January 31. The NLFT cadres, who surrendered on Thursday, have been identified as Sethi Debbarma (20), Rajib Debbarma (18), Bisharam Reang Lalong (21) and Zawmina Reang (27). They are residents of three districts in Tripura. They are currently being interrogated by the top police officials.